(Closed) Gutted…ring still not ready 6 months on :(

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You have every right to be upset. It’s been 6 months and it’s not ready? I would be calling everyday. There is no excuse for that! Look into getting legal action. A refund is needed and I would have to take my business elsewhere. Contact the better business bureau and report her. Hopefully she will see that this is serious. I’m so sorry yall are going through this!

Post # 3
1054 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Sparkles30:  Ugh. That’s awful and I’m sorry you have to go through this. I don’t really know what to say, but I’m sure it will all work out in the end. 

Post # 5
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I’d give her one last chance. You write a legal letter stating that she has 30 days to do one of the following:

1. Produce the ring (which you then need to take immediately to an independent jeweler for inspection, and appraisal. Do not tell her this is happening just do it that way if she gets shady you have more proof immediately)

2. Refund the sums

Tell her you are in contact with a lawyer and at the mark of 30 days you will be filing a lawsuit. Note if she is a legal business entity you may not need a lawyer depending on the amount of the transaction you may easily be able to go to small claims court and sue. Do not falter from this stance if she does not produce in 30 days take her to court, and that means fully take her to court do not allow her to try after you’ve proceeded into court just process her in court.

Post # 6
9780 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

She needs to return the deposit. this is where going to a friendor over a tried and true business can backfire. Get the $$ back with a scary lawyer letter and try again with a real professional jeweler with an established reputation. They can make it in weeks! 

that does suck- I would be livid! 

Post # 7
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Screw the “one last chance” … she has had plenty of chances and time to get the ring done.  Get going with the solicitor and have him get either the ring or your money back!  Enough already! 

And you do have every right to be angry/livid/upset/any other emotion.

Post # 8
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Holy crap.  That’s nuts.  I wouldn’t give her a last chance either, I’d want my money back at this point.  I don’t think I’d trust such an untrustworthy persons workmanship at this point.  My ring is a simple solitaire on a shared prong band too, also custom cast since my husband removed some stones from the band, and it took 2 weeks from order to landing on my finger.

Post # 11
560 posts
Busy bee

What a terrible thing to go through. It is never a good idea to do business with friends when it comes to wedding rings it appears. My brother and his now wife, who studied jewelry designing, went to a friend after purchasing the diamonds from a dealer. The friend had just started her own business and she also happened to be my sister-in-law’s roommate at the time. Long story short, after several warnings, they went ahead and commissioned this friend with the make of the ring. She was unable to set the ring as she didn’t have the equipment, and sent it off to a ‘setter’ this guy chipped the center stone and set the rest of the stones unevenly. His response was that he could have the diamond resized and set it again. In the end she got married with a cheap replica that barely made it to the wedding day. After several threats and lawyers letters, the ‘friend’ finally remade the ring at her own expense. My sister-in-law only received this in March this year; they will be married 2 years in October. My advice is, as though as it might be, unleash the full force of the law on this woman! You deserve to have a perfect ring, at the perfect time! I agree rather get the deposit refunded and go to a reputable jewelry manufacturer and designer. All is not lost, be strong and insistent!

Good Luck

Post # 13
5458 posts
Bee Keeper

Sparkles30:  Ugh … I am so sorry you are going through this terrible ordeal. It must be heartbreaking for you. I think you’ve gotten excellent advice from all the PPs, but I wanted to chime in to offer moral support. I hope you and your Fiance are able to get the deposit back and that you will have the ring of your dreams on your finger soon.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  longtimemrs. Reason: edited for spelling
Post # 14
560 posts
Busy bee

Go with dewingedpixie’s advice, once you have your ring take it to an independent jeweler. Also make sure you get all the necessary documentation and certificates from this woman.

Again, all is not lost. You are well with in your right to take action against her as it is, so should she decide to be more dishonest then continue with legal action. Have no mercy!

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